(July-August 1961)

DC, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Top-Gun Ace (Table of Contents)

Johnny Cloud / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru ?; Jerry Grandenetti ?
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Johnny Cloud; Kid Cole

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited pencils and inks to Jerry Grandenetti. Pencil credits of Andru confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Nick Caputo believes Schwartz's records are in error and the work is by Jerry Grandenetti.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Top Gun-Ace! (Table of Contents: 3)

Johnny Cloud / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Johnny Cloud; Kid Cole
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Gifts from Your Elders! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Some kids discover that they can learn a lot from their elders.

The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

"The Red Arrows!" Battle Story of the 32nd Infantry Division (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Tiptoe Thru The TNT! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Skinny; Sarge

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits, and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Hi, buddies! This is Sgt Rock, of Easy Company..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Sgt. Rock]
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Serious answers to military questions from readers, including John Conway; Pete Jesselring; Joe Bialek; and Bill Stein.

Colorful Service Ribbons (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; military

Indexer Notes

Two panels with text.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Bronze Star Express! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Pencil and page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. These records also list "Andru" for ink credits.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman... (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

At Last! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Top-Gun Ace
    Johnny Cloud
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  4. 3. Top Gun-Ace!
    Johnny Cloud
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. Gifts from Your Elders!
  7. 6. The Inside Stories of Batman and Robin's Top Secrets
    Batman Annual
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. "The Red Arrows!" Battle Story of the 32nd Infantry Division
  10. 9. Tiptoe Thru The TNT!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  12. 11. ["Hi, buddies! This is Sgt Rock, of Easy Company..."]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  13. 12. Colorful Service Ribbons
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. Bronze Star Express!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  17. 16. See the Many Fantastic Faces of Superman...
    Superman Annual
  18. 17. At Last!
    Secret Origins
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Peter Croome
  • Ed Boner